A walk away:
things to do by foot from your private villa in Provence
Emily Stoker writing for South France Villas
Let’s face it, if you’ve taken the decision to rent a private villa in the south of France, then one of the main attractions is the freedom to get outside and explore Provence by foot. To help you plan your trip we’ve put together some of our best tips to help you to make the most of your private villa’s surroundings, and all within walking distance.
Your provencal home away from home
Truthfully we wouldn’t blame you if you never want to leave your French villa. You can enjoy a swim in your private pool as you look over some of Provence’s famous landscapes, whether it be its rolling hills of Aix-en-Provence or the cliffy coastline of Cassis. Plus the beauty of a private villa is that you can treat it like your home away from home; let the kids run free in the garden or splash in the private pool to their heart’s content.
Browse the local market and village shops
Of course with so many local amenities it would be a shame not to make the most of it. Why not stroll into the local village? Not only will you pass beautiful scenery, but it will give you the chance to pick up something special to eat. Browse your local market or head to the boulangerie for some fresh bread. French wine and cheese are never a bad idea!
Enjoy Provence’s famous cuisine
The freedom of a private villa also gives you endless ways to enjoy your tasty treats. Cook up something special in the kitchen with your authentic provencal ingredients. Or you could wander over to the local bistro and eat like the French, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Many provencal markets, like the one in the town of Uzes, will even offer food from street vendors that is simply to die for.
Get active in the great outdoors
For those times when you want to really get your body moving, there’s so much to do within a short walk from the villa. Get the family together for a walk around Provence’s spectacular hills that it’s so well known for. Or if you’re the sporty type, perhaps a private villa near Gordes with a local tennis court would be more to your taste?
However you choose to enjoy your holiday in your private villa in Provence, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. With so much on your doorstep you can really live like a local and won’t even need to touch a guide book. Immerse yourself in the provencal countryside and unwind in your home away from home.